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your flu shot yet? if you haven't you might have problems finding a place to get it. health and science editor john fowler tells us why it could be in short supply. >> reporter: no question this vaccine can protect you if you could find it. doctors say the flu is headed our way. >> reporter: at kaiser hospital today -- >> i am afraid you have an air infection. >> reporter: she brought in her son. >> can you open big for me? >> reporter: he is feeling sick. neither had the flu vaccine. they each got a flu shot but we learned flu vaccine may soon be hard to come by. kaiser bought 1% of the nation's total supply. >> for this week we are okay. but beyond then we are not sure about our supply. >> reporter: i called contra costa county target pharmacy, cvs and walgreen's, all were out for at least a week. that means perhaps people have been getting their shots. >> all the other states have been getting it and it is getting close. >> not really, i don't get the flu shot. >> why? because i have asthma. and also my neighbor got sick. >> reporter: officials say people should contact their healthc
in california. health and science editor john fowler is live with a shortage of flu vaccine. john? >> reporter: that's right. doctors warn this is just the first of what promises to be a deadly flu season. one death, expect more. >> with the peek of flu a month -- peak of flu a month away. >> a 98-year-old woman that had chronic illnesses. >> reporter: she said she died a week ago. although the state does not report flu deaths in those over 65. we found a myth keeping some from getting the flu vaccine. >> i am scared because it gets you sick. >> reporter: but they are swamped with demand and out of flu vaccine. they had 100 doses right now but would ship what is left to other stores that ran out. it is procrastinators and people seeing a bad flu season back east. >> this isn't the typical time but that is what we are seeing. >> reporter: doctors recommend school hand wash and encourage everyone to get a flu shot. at 6:00 p.m. where you can get a flu shot even if your doctor have none. reporting live in san jose, health and science editor john fowler, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> a new study says g
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